In 1988, while the Soviet Union was experiencing a crisis that ultimately led to its dissolution and the reconfiguration of its once vast political and geographic territory, two important volumes on collapse were published: Yoffee and Cowgill's The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations and Tainter's The Collapse of Complex Societies. This upcoming year (2013) marks the 25th anniversary of these seminal works, a quarter century that has seen new scholarly treatment of the subject and the publication of a fair amount of comparative data and hypotheses.
This panel is proposed for the 2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo Michigan, May 9-12. Broadly, this panel discussion will examine the use of the righteous heathen character in English literature. Panel papers might investigate the development of this character type within the English literary tradition as well as contrast it its continental counterparts. More specifically the panel will focus on the critical function of these pagan figures and examine how authors used this character type to address a variety of literary and cultural themes.
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2013 JOINT CONFERENCE
Submissions: All submissions should go through the database:
Due Date: The application due date for this year's conference is
November 30, 2012.
The Conference will be held at the
Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.
1 (800) HOTELS-1 (800 468-3571)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 30, 2012.
We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.
Organizers of the 34th annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference seek paper and panel submissions to the "Literature (General)" category. This area will provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific Literature areas. (Before submitting to the general area, please check the special area list, as you may find a home there: http://swtxpca.org/documents/123.html#Literature.)
In conjunction with its 2011 SAMLA Conference theme, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," South Atlantic Review invites the submission of essays on any aspect of this topic for a special issue of the journal.The guest editor of the issue is Nancy D. Hargrove.
All submissions must be double-spaced and between 6,000 and 7,500 words in length, not including the Works Cited, and must be formatted in accordance with MLA style with endnotes.
Submissions are due by December 1st, 2012, to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mails should include the submitter's name, affiliation, a brief bio, and the essay, attached as a Word document.
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Inaugural Annual Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.
The FilmAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2012, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 2-4 November 2012.
The MediAsia event is a remarkable cross-cutural and interdisciplinary discussion, which encourage academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging lively but respectful dialogue. This international conference will bring together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas.
If one is to speak, following the work of Jean-François Lyotard, of the power of the work of art, it is to be located in the gesture that it enacts. The gesture does not belong to the objective properties of the work such that they might be adequately articulated, but rather stands as the "absolutely emotive power of the work," that which "affects sensibility beyond what it can sense." Without being immediately thinkable, the gesture would give rise to thought, demanding it, precisely as thought would be caught unprepared. That is to say that the work of art always involves a certain performance, no less in case of the plastic arts than in others, not as a simple representation, but as through the demand exerted by the unpresentable.
The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have indfluenced literary texts by other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia. Papers comparing and/or contrasting the writings of Langston Hughes with the writings of other authors in the Americas,
Europe, and/or Asia are also welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2013. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (305 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at email@example.com by September 8, 2012.
The ICOM 2013 offers you a valuable opportunity to share the knowledge and networking with colleagues from different countries who are sharing the same goals whilst exploring beautiful Sri Lanka. Scientists and experts who are in Marketing Management, invited to participate in this International Conference on Marketing - Challenging Environment 2013.
This conference, organized from 26 till 28 June 2013 at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), aims to bring together scholars who work on linguistic aspects of Jewish languages with the focus on domains such as linguistic structure, language variation, language change (dialectology and diachrony), bilingualism and comparison of written and spoken uses. The conference will also stimulate research in to date enriched areas in the domain of Jewish language studies; for example, language acquisition and development (in communities of native speakers), learning of Jewish languages as second language, language loss, etc.
The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2013)
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
May 9-11, 2013
The conference will be held at Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey from May 9-11, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. All the papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and in SDIWC digital library.
Call for Papers
Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU) and Prof. Abdulkader Sinno (Indiana University Bloomington)
Submission Deadline: October 28, 2012
On behalf of the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, we are pleased to announce the organization of the graduate student conference "Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean." This conference will be held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign over a period of two days: Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2013.
California State University Dominguez Hills and
INSTITUTO LITERARIO Y CULTURAL HISPÁNICO
CALL FOR PAPERS
To be presented at the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature
California State University Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce that on March 6th, 7th and 8th it will host the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature in conjunction with Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico. At this symposium we will honor the work of the prestigious Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, who will also deliver the Keynote address. Join us to celebrate International Women's Day! We are asking for your cooperation by submitting a proposal to be presented at the symposium.
CFP: Affect and Identity in Early Modern Performance
This panel seeks to explore the potential performative and affective power of early modern drama on group identities. The theater, as locus of communal and social performativity, is a fruitful site to investigate the shaping force of affective response on collective identities and their historical narratives. How does the drama model and orchestrate response, reaction, and construction of identity categories based on age, race, class, gender, religion, nationalism, bodies, or other criteria? Please submit 250-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.